Admittedly, not very rough, since we bring as many conveniences from home as we can, including crockpots (we pitch our tents at a site that includes electric and water), craft projects (so Mom can feel “productive” while she relaxes), and computers (for word processing only — no Internet or social media).
This year, I finally got around to revising the packing list I published on this website several years ago. It’s still two pages long, but without the redundancies that came from having two (2) miscellaneous sections. Ha!
Having everything written down in a single place really keeps us from feeling overwhelmed when it comes time to pack. We just throw all the gear in the back of two trucks, marking each item off the master list as we go. Once the last item’s been checked off, we load up the kids and head on out.
Does your family like to camp out together in the cool of autumn? Do you prefer tent camping or cabins? What luxuries from home do you allow yourself to bring along?